Thieves Steal Pet Rescue Donation Cans
HADDONFIELD, NJ (CBS) — Surveillance video first seen on Eyewitness News shows a couple walking into the ‘Jamaican Me Crazy’ store in Haddonfield on St Patrick’s Day. The female then distracts the store owner while the man steals a donation can on the counter.
The funds were supposed to go to Furrever Friends, a web-based nonprofit organization that rescues abused or abandoned felines.
“The video is very disturbing to us,” says Suzanne Pomeroy, a nonprofit board member.
The organization uses money from 12 collection cans in Camden and Gloucester Counties to raise funds to inoculate, spay or neuter and treat sick kittens and cats.
“We have kitties with cancer”, says Pomeroy.
Eyewitness News located a second video of the couple, this time walking into The Bistro only a block away, where the woman steals the Furrever Friends donation can and walks out, followed by the man.
And it didn’t stop at two. A third can was stolen from Harrisons Gifts.
“There was approximately two hundred and fifty dollars in those cans,” says Pomeroy. “It affects the number of animals we can help.”
If you recognize the couple in the videos, you are urged to call Haddonfield Police at 856-429-4700. If you want to donate or volunteer to foster or adopt a kitten or cat, contact Furreverfriends.org.
Reported by Robin Rieger, CBS 3